18 Feb 2004
(updated 18 Feb 2004 at 03:43 UTC) »
LinTraining and German Linux
Training Centers - There must have been an article about
LinTraining in some German
magazine or web site, because I've approved probably 6 or 7 new
Linux training centers in Germany in the past week or so. That
was the majority of recent submissions, which is just unusual. Whenever
there is a grouping like that, it makes one think there must have been
a mention of it somewhere. I just don't think that a bunch of people
in Germany suddenly found LinTraining!
--refresh-keys - 687 new
sigs across 208 keys in my keyring... guess I hadn't updated it for
'script' for Windows - Was trying to find something
as simple as 'script' in the Windows environment. I just want to log a
series of commands and their results without having to have a high buffer
on the command window and copy/paste the commands/results into another
window. I did find a great repository of
UNIX utilities for Win32, but
alas, no 'script'. There is, however, 'wc' and a number of other good
commands! Another good repository of Win32 tools over at
Systems (but again no 'script'!).
The list of
tools that Interop Systems has for Microsoft's
UNIX 3.5 is quite nice, too. (But again, no 'script')
identd - Needed some background
on identd today and so wound up reading
RFC 1413. Was mildly
amused to see an acknowledgement at the bottom thanking Dan Bernstein. I
have known of him for qmail and djbdns, but didn't realize he had a
historical connection to identd.
The 3050 ICP Rides Again - For a
period of time, we had a product in Mitel's
portfolio called the
3050 ICP that was a small SIP-based PBX targeted at
small and medium-size businesses. It was actually developed by a separate
company, Mitel Knowledge Corporation, that is, like Mitel Networks, owned by
Terry Matthews. The 3050 ICP was, to me, a very cool idea. I will admit that
part of my bias was certainly that it was Linux-based and sat on top of our
6000 Managed Application Server
product. But another part of the attraction was just that it was SIP-based
and was entirely done in software.
In any event, for a number of reasons the relationship changed
and we stopped carrying the 3050 ICP. The folks at Mitel Knowledge then
formed MKC Networks and the product
became the MKC Networks
7000 Communication Server. They also moved away from basing it
on our commercial "6000 MAS" product and instead based it on our open source
developer release called the "SME Server" and now supported through the
community site of contribs.org.
The whole reason this came back to my attention was the
to the contribs.org developer site where MKC Networks is
offering the software to developers who are interested. I hope some folks
take them up on it. We need more stuff like this. I wish them all the best
and do so hope the product evolves well.
Cisco INFOSEC Certification -
Was passed along the link for the
Cisco INFOSEC Professional which has some backing from the NSA.
The Chloe Journals: Tea Parties
at 6am - So after listening to her talking in her room since
about 5:30am or so, I finally roused myself out of bed a bit before 6am
to go over and do the morning diaper change, etc. Before I could do that,
though, I had to of course sit on the floor and accept the plate and fork
from her, along with the mug and spoon (all small plastic toy ones, of course)
and then participate in her little tea party. It was quite cute.